Europe

Skoda Previews EV

February 12, 2019 at 9:48 AM

Volkswagen AG’s Skoda unit will take the wraps off an all-electric concept vehicle at next month’s Geneva auto show.

Renault’s New Chairman to Begin Talks with Nissan’s CEO This Week

February 12, 2019 at 1:10 AM

The heads of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. are scheduled to meet in Japan on Thursday for two days of talks about the alliance between their companies.

Ghosn Will Pay Back Versailles for Wedding Reception

February 12, 2019 at 12:37 AM

Ex-Renault Chairman Carlos Ghosn says he will reimburse the Palace of Versailles for costs related to a wedding reception there that had been absorbed by the carmaker.

U.K.’s Economic Growth Slows to 6-Year Low

February 11, 2019 at 12:12 PM

The British economy expanded by 1.4% last year, its slowest pace since an identical rate in 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Study: British Brexit Could Cost Germany 100,000 Jobs

February 11, 2019 at 11:43 AM

As many as 100,000 jobs in Germany—many of them in the automotive sector—would be threatened if the U.K. leaves the European Union without a replacement trade deal.

Subaru Readies Two Hybrids for Europe

February 11, 2019 at 8:24 AM

Subaru Corp. is developing two hybrid-electric vehicles that will be unveiled next month at the Geneva auto show.

German Prosecutors May Fine Bosch Over Diesel Cheating

February 08, 2019 at 6:52 PM

Prosecutors in Stuttgart are pondering whether to fine Robert Bosch GmbH for supplying Volkswagen AG with software used by the carmaker to evade diesel emission standards.

Minicar Market Shrinks in Europe

February 08, 2019 at 5:58 PM

European demand for city cars is shrinking, prompting some of the largest makers of the A-segment cars to consider dropping the number of models they offer.

Autoliv Founder Dies

February 08, 2019 at 2:58 PM

Lennart Lindblad, one of the founders of Swedish safety specialist Autoliv Inc., died Jan. 30 at the age of 89.

FCA Reports Sales, Earnings Gains But Tepid Outlook

February 07, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV reports fourth-quarter growth in revenue, operating results and net profit. But it also forecasts only mild gains this year.

Finland Targets 30% Biofuel Use by 2029

February 07, 2019 at 4:01 PM

The Finnish Parliament has passed a law requiring that the use of biofuels in road vehicles must reach 30% by 2029.

Renault Helped Pay Ghosn’s Wedding Costs

February 07, 2019 at 3:36 PM

Renault SA says an internal probe discovered that the company paid a portion of the costs for a wedding reception for then-Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn.